Vol. 3, Issue 4, April - May 2011

DuraSpace Digest

The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent blog posts about news, events, releases, and opportunities of interest to the DuraSpace community. Subscribe to the DuraSpace Blog RSS here: http://feedburner.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=DuraSpace   in this issue Announcements· New DuraSpace Web Site Focus on DuraSpace Open Technologies· DuraSpace Launches 2011 Community Sponsorship Program· New DuraCloud Web Site Launches· Announcing the 2011 DuraSpace Google Summer of Code projects

DSpace News

· Launch of Institutional Repository seen as "Milestone in the access and diffusion of information on Africa"· E-LIS DSpace Migration: Largest Intn'l Open Repository in Library and Information Science

Fedora News

· LIBRA: University of Virginia's Hydra-based Fedora Repository for Open Access Materials· A NASA Research Framework for Earth Science Data in Digital Object Repository Architecture with Islandora· UPEI cuts 'Virtual' Ribbon for IslandArchives.caDuraCloud News· WGBH DuraCloud Content: One Night in Civil Rights History 

Of Interest

· AVAILABLE NOW: May 2011 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter· Presentations from PASIG at the British Library Available· Do You "Like" Digital Preservation and Archiving? Events· The SWORD Course at Open Repositories 2011· 10 Seats left for the European DSpace User Group at OAI7· OR11 Pre-conference Meetings and Workshops Schedule· JHOVE2 and Digital Preservation Workshop, Rome, May 23-27· ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Ottawa June 13-17   ANNOUNCEMENTS New DuraSpace Web Site Focus on DuraSpace Open TechnologiesThe new DuraSpace web site is backed by Islandora, a lightweight and easy-to-use Drupal content management system with Fedora under the hood.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/new-duraspace-web-site%E2%80%93-focus-duraspace-ope...Related link: http://DuraSpace.orgDuraSpace Launches 2011 Community Sponsorship ProgramDuraSpace, an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, has launched its 2011 Sponsorship Program to engage leaders from university and library communities in supporting the common goal of ensuring that our scholarly record of digital content and data is saved and accessible for future generations.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/content/duraspace-launches-2011-community-sponsorship-program-0Related link: http://duraspace.org/sponsorsNew DuraCloud Web Site LaunchesLast month DuraSpace put out a call for participation targeting GSoC students interested in digital preservation/curation, institutional repositories, digital libraries/archives, cloud computing, semantic web, web services/applications, open access publishing, and/or generally helping to ensure digital content can be accessible over the long term.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/content/new-duracloud-web-site-launches-6Related link: http://duracloud.org Announcing the 2011 DuraSpace Google Summer of Code projectsDuraSpace is proud to be hosting six GSoC student projects, including at least one project for each of our three technologies (DSpace, Fedora and DuraCloud)!Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/04/26/announcing-the-2011-duraspace-google-summer-of-code-projects/Related link: http://socghop.appspot.com/gsoc/projects/list/google/gsoc2011  DSPACE NEWS Launch of Institutional Repository seen as "Milestone in the access and diffusion of information on Africa"The development and launching of the ECA Institutional Repository marks a milestone in the access and diffusion of unique and authentic economic and social information on Africa", said Aida Opoku-Mensah, Director of ECA's ICT, Science and Technology Division (ISTD).Read the post: http://duraspace.org/content/launch-institutional-repository-seen-%E2%80%9Cmilestone-access-and-diffusion-information-africa%E2%80%9DRelated link: http://repository.uneca.org/E-LIS DSpace Migration: Largest Intn'l Open Repository in Library and Information ScienceE-LIS, an international Open Archive for Library and Information Science (LIS), has migrated the contents of its Open Access repository to a DSpace instance.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/node/1233Related link: http://eprints.rclis.org/  FEDORA NEWS LIBRA: University of Virginia's Hydra-based Fedora Repository for Open Access MaterialsThe University of Virginia Library has announced the release of  Libra 1.4, a full-production Hydra-based Fedora repository.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/node/1231Related link: http://libra.virginia.edu A NASA Research Framework for Earth Science Data in Digital Object Repository Architecture with IslandoraESDORA is funded to find out how Fedora might be used to manage Earth Science data and metadata, leveraging the digital object model and services of Fedora.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/node/1232Related link: https://esdora.ornl.gov/content/home-0 UPEI cuts 'Virtual' Ribbon for IslandArchives.caThis website encompasses a number of collections related to Prince Edward Island and is a rich, evolving resource that stewards and protects PEI's print and digital heritageRead the post: http://duraspace.org/node/1229Related link: http://IslandArchives.ca DURACLOUD NEWS WGBH DuraCloud Content: One Night in Civil Rights HistoryWGBH has been at the forefront of preserving historically and culturally important broadcast media resources. As a DuraCloud Pilot Partner WGBH investigated using DuraCloud for efficient storage and access to versions of unique video content such as the historic April 5, 1968 to broadcast of a James Brown concert.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/node/1228Related link: http://www.wgbh.org/articles/-2518    OF INTEREST AVAILABLE NOW: May 2011 Library of Congress Digital PreservationThe monthly Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter" is now available.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/content/available-now-may-2011-library-congress-digital-preservation-newsletterRelated link: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201105.pdf  Presentations from PASIG at the British Library AvailablePresentations from the recent PASIG held at the British Library April 4-5 are now posted.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/node/1230Related link: http://www.oracle.com/us/dm/h2fy11/71193-presentations-362639.html  Do You "Like" Digital Preservation and Archiving?If you "like" digital preservation and archiving please participate in the Library of Congress' National Digital Information and Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP) Facebook page.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/node/1235Related link: facebook.com/digitalpreservation  EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES DuraCloud Workshop at Open Repositories 2011The DuraCloud team would like to invite you to the DuraCloud Workshop being held just prior to the Open Repositories Conference 2011 in Austin, Texas.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duracloud-workshop-open-repositories-2011  Related link: http://duracloud.orgThe SWORD Course at Open Repositories 2011Have you ever wondered quite what SWORD is, how it works, and what is can do for you and your repository?  If you are attending the Open Repositories 2011 conference taking place at Austin Texas next month, then register for 'The SWORD Course' - a free half day course that will give you an overview and understanding of SWORD.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/content/sword-course-open-repositories-201110 Seats left for the European DSpace User Group at OAI7Carlsbad, CA @mire and the DSpace Community Advisory Team with the support of DuraSpace, invite all DSpace enthusiasts to this DSpace user group meeting on Tuesday, June 21st from 9:00am to 5:00pm in Geneva.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/content/10-seats-left-european-dspace-user-group-oai7Related link: http://indico.cern.ch/internalPage.py?pageId=12&confId=103325OR11 Pre-conference Meetings and Workshops ScheduleAustin, Texas A number of meetings and workshops will be help on Monday, June 6, and Tuesday, June 7 prior to the Sixth Annual International Conference on Open Repositories scheduled for June 8-11, 2011 at the AT&T Center in Austin, Texas.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/03/or11-pre-conference-meetings-and-workshops-schedule/Related link: http://sites.tdl.org/openrepositories/or11preconference/ JHOVE2 and Digital Preservation Workshop, Rome, May 23-27Rome, Italy A limited number of spaces are available for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension sponsored JHOVE2 and Digital Preservation Workshop to be held at FAO headquarters in Rome May 23-27, 2011.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/04/27/jhove2-and-digital-preservation-workshop-rome-may-23-27/Related link: http://www.fao.org/oek/jhove2/en/  ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Ottawa June 13-17Ottawa, Canada The University of Ottawa will host this year's Joint Conference on Digital Libraries with a focus on "Bringing Together Scholars, Scholarship and Research Data" in recognition of the changes the digital age is now bringing to scholarship, broadly writ. Check the Conference web site for registration details as they become available.Read the post: facebook.com/digitalpreservationRelated link: http://www.jcdl2011.org/ DuraSpace Digest is published by DuraSpace. For more information, or to have your news and information included please contact Carol Minton Morris, Marketing and Communications Director, DuraSpace: cmmorris@duraspace.org.    

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